State Lands (Workhouses) Act, 1930

Validation of certain leases or licences made by local authorities.

8.—(1) Where before the passing of this Act the council of a county has purported either in its own name or in the name of the Minister to make or grant a lease or licence of land to which this Act applies situate within the functional area of such council for a term not exceeding five years such lease or licence shall, subject to the power of termination hereinafter conferred on the Minister, be and be deemed always to have been valid and good in all respects save that any agreement contained in such lease or licence for the renewal thereof and any grant of mines or minerals expressed or implied in such lease or licence shall be void and of no effect.

(2) The Minister may at any time within six months after the passing of this Act, by order terminate as from the date of such order or any subsequent date any lease or licence validated by this section and thereupon such lease or licence shall terminate accordingly